But for all their virtues, the Honor Code and Fundamental Standard suffer from a woeful lack of familiarity among students and faculty. That was the conclusion of a committee that recently reviewed the Stanford judicial process.
Students subject to the University’s judicial process may be exposed to a system implicitly slanted towards finding respondents guilty and willfully indifferent to rights enshrined in the Student Judicial Charter of 1997, according to a case study of a 2011 judicial proceeding.
“We find beyond a reasonable doubt that you violated the Honor Code.” These are the words that no student ever hopes to hear. However, as a judicial panelist for the past two years, I’ve had the unfortunate experience of informing students that they have been found responsible for violating the Honor Code and/or the Fundamental Standard.
The Office of Judicial Affairs (OJA) is currently undergoing its first major review since 1997, when Stanford’s Judicial Charter was created. Fourteen years have passed since then, and we are investigating what is working, what is not working and what needs to work differently — and we want your input in answering those questions.
In an effort to combat abuse of the printing system in dorms, Residential Computing (ResComp) may be moving to revamp the system and crack down on the most serious offenders.